Okay, I admit it, I didn't think these were something I'd be interested in. Or, more to the point, it didn't seem like something anyone else would be interested in, so I couldn't see a reason to post. But I actually really enjoy reading the journal entries from other members, so... maybe I'm too limited in my understanding of what's interesting! Here goes... In terms of writing, I'm trying to finish up the 4th book in a 4 book NA M/M series I'm self-publishing. This project has dragged on way too long because whenever anything else comes up I push this aside (self-published=no external deadlines). And because it's been stopped and started so many times, I've kind of lost momentum. But I'm at 53K words and I'm only expecting 70K-ish, so the end is in sight! I need to keep pushing on. Pure Bred, to be finished by the end of February. In publishing, I signed two more contracts with the publisher that put out my YA hockey romances - one contract is for the fourth book in that series, one is for a single book that could be the start of a whole new series. Standard contemporary romance. I think I actually posted the first chapter in the critique forum here a while ago. Those books are both already written, but this publisher really, REALLY likes their tropes up-front and obvious, so there may be some edits required to fit their expectations. We'll see. I've also been working through a bunch of stuff I want to self-publish for one reason or another... some books that have already had publishers and I've gotten the rights back, plus one that I already self-published but that I wanted to re-write a little and get a new cover for, plus one that is just really hard to categorize so I think it'll be better off self-published rather than having to worry about changing it to fit into someone else's mould. And there's a four book m/m series that's coming out one book per month... it started in January, the second book comes out Monday, and then two more. So there's promo stuff to do for that. All in all, I'm glad I have my little chart of what's happening when, because I feel like it's a pretty busy time! Brief synopsis of that chart (too bad we can't do chart format...) February - writing - finish Pure Bred - publishing - promo for Embers, self-publish Shining Armor once cover finished March - writing - new project - probably the m/m monster hunters thing (Kith and Kin?) - publishing - promo for Darkness April - writing - new project, continued, plus probably edits for Entangled books - publishing - promo for Home Fires May - writing - new project, finish draft, plus probably edits for Entangled - publishing - Pure Bred, and do promo for whole series (this is the series I experimented with by doing no promo at all. Sales haven't been horrific, but not good, either) June - writing - new project number 2? plus edits for Entangled and for previous "new project" - publishing - Dark Houses re-issue July - writing - ? - publishing - Lessons in Lying (the one that's hard to fit into categories) August - writing - ? - publishing - Home Ice - re-issue That's about as far ahead as I can see with any hope of clarity. Now let's see if I can actually stick to it! It'd be really fun if I had something to publish every month this year, but unless I do more self-publishing than I planned, or unless Entangled kicks it into gear and gets those two books out faster than I expect, it won't happen. Oh well!